Qantas 'Connies' traversing the globe

Chris Frame considers how the Lockheed Constellation transformed Qantas operations.

Qantas Constellation
Constellation L-1049E Southern Wind was delivered to Qantas in 1955 and flew with the airline until 1963.
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The ‘Kangaroo Route’ is one of the most historic and storied air journeys in the world. However, despite the pioneering work by Qantas from the 1930s, it took the innovative and cutting-edge Lockheed Constellation to enable the carrier to operate the service in its own right.

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